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Table 3 Characters of poor responders with PCOS in previous cycle and in cycles after TVOD

From: Transvaginal ovarian drilling followed by controlled ovarian stimulation from the next day improves ovarian response for the poor responders with polycystic ovary syndrome during IVF treatment: a pilot study

VariablePrevious cyclesCycles after TVODP value
No. of stimulated cycles167
No. of canceled cycles160
Stimulation duration per cycle (days)14.88 ± 1.598.00 ± 1.73< 0.001
Total gonadotrophin used per cycle (IU)5608.13 ± 683.802592.86 ± 430.53< 0.001
AFC19.13 ± 1.358.21 ± 0.64< 0.001
Total number of dominant follicles488
Total number of oocytes retrieved078
Maximum estradiol level (pg/ml)181.31 ± 68.914340.29 ± 1903.720.001
FSH level of stimulation day (mIU/ml)6.67 ± 1.396.45 ± 1.780.750
LH level of stimulation day (mIU/ml)5.48 ± 3.024.68 ± 2.080.533
Estradiol level of stimulation day (pg/ml)41.38 ± 14.4745.86 ± 19.890.548
Progesterone level of stimulation day (ng/ml)0.67 ± 0.210.64 ± 0.280.802
AMH level of stimulation day (ng/ml)10.09 ± 3.4610.94 ± 3.800.603
Testosterone level of stimulation day (ng/ml)0.66 ± 0.180.55 ± 0.140.157
  1. Data are presented as mean ± SD. Statistical significance was defined as P < 0.05